Jerry Day is in Georgia year round and has a great young dog program. He does two or three trips to South GA in the winter and I believe will make at least one trip North this summer. He does a lot of hunt test dogs but has trained a couple of dogs that have went on to make the derby list and others that obtained QAA shortly after aging out of the derby. I think he has three FT focused pups in right now (may have more) probably at or nearing swim-by and he has three or four older HRCH/MH dogs that he is preparing for qualifying. All his pups see white coats and long marks from day 1.
Jim Van Engan winters in the Thomasville, GA area and of course needs no introduction.
Tim Milligan, Midway Retrievers located in Texas north of Houston. Look at Retriever Results. Tim is the number 1 handler and kennel running Derbies so far this year. Great person, extremely honest, hardworking.
Ed Forry has a young dog program. 3-4 months in SC in the winter home base is DE and than goes to upstate NY for his summer training all locations have very nice kennels and airing yards. Oh by the way has turned 40 or so into Field Champions. 302-545-0427